Islamabad: As former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan gets three-year imprisonment in Toshkhana Case and has been barred from active politics for next five years, let’s understand what exactly is the case.
What is Toshkhana Case?
Khan is accused of misusing his 2018 to 2022 premiership to buy and sell gifts in state possession that were received while he visited abroad. The gifts which he sold and bought were of worth Rs. 140 million (USD 635,000).
The Toshkhana is a departure under the Cabinet Division that stores gifts given to rulers and government officials by heads of other governments and foreign dignitaries.
70-year-old was convicted in this particular case which was filed last year on the complaint of the Election Commission of Pakistan which had earlier disqualified him in the state case.
Toshkhana case: ECP disqualified Imran Khan last year
The Election Commission of Pakistan on October 21, last year, disqualified the former Prime Minister in the Toshkhana case for making ‘false statements and incorrect declaration.’
Notably, Khan was ousted from power in April, last year after he lost no-confidence vote.